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by Wilbur D. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of An Alphabet of History by Wilbur D. Nesbit An alphabet of historical characters presented in poetical form In their original form, the contents of this book appeared in the Chicago Sunday Tribune, which newspaper is hereby thanked for the privilege of reproducing this Alphabet (Summary from the Acknowledgment and Ann Boulais) Who frets about the mystery Enshrouding all of history On reading this will, maybe, see We've made it plain as A, B, C. For further information,...
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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of Erotica Romana, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Read by:A. E. Maroney Also known as the "Roman Elegies," Erotica Romana is von Goethe's literary tribute to human sexuality and eroticism. Written in 24 elegies to emulate classical Roman elegy writers such as Tibullus, Propertius, and Catullus, von Goethe creates a lyrical work of art that has often been subject to censorship. (Summary by Adam E. Maroney) For further information, including links to online text,...
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Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of December 18th-24th, 2005: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit from St. Nicholas), by Clement C. Moore. Read by: Annie Coleman Betsie Bush Chris Goringe Grace and Brad Bush Kara Shallenberg Peter Yearsley Squiddhartha Sam Lipten Sean Randall For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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by Various
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In LibriVox 's Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the authors and the LibriVox readers, and has links to the texts. For more information on LibriVox, or to volunteer, please see: http://librivox.org/ Download M4B (27MB)
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by Kate Seymour MacLean
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Thanksgiving by Kate Seymour MacLean. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  November 12, 2017. Read in English by aravagarwal; Bruce Kachuk; Chase Landkamer; ClaudiaSterngucker; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Ian King; Jude; MaryAnn; Maria Kasper; Nemo; DrPGould; Phil Schempf; Rosemarie DeSapio; Meg Dorsett; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. A tribute to the autumn season, taken from THE COMING OF THE PRINCESS, AND OTHER POEMS (1881) ( David...
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by William Shakespeare
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Librivox recording of The Passionate Pilgrim by William Shakespeare. Read by Caliban The Passionate Pilgrim was published by William Jaggard, later the publisher of Shakespeare’s First Folio. The first edition survives only in a single fragmentary copy; its date cannot be fixed with certainty since its title page is missing, though many scholars judge it likely to be from 1599, the year the second edition appeared with the attribution to Shakespeare. This version of The Passionate Pilgrim,...
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by Fujiwara no Teika (ed.)
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LibriVox recording of Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, edited by Fujiwara no Teika. Read by kaseumin. Hyakunin isshu (百人一首) is a traditional style of compiling Japanese waka poetry where each contributor writes one poem for the anthology. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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by Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox recording of The Divine Comedy (version 2 Dramatic Reading) by Dante Alighieri. (Translated by Courtney Langdon.) Read in English by a full cast. The Divine Comedy (in Italian, Divina Commedia, or just La commedia or Comedia) is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri in the first decades of the 14th Century, during his exile from his native Florence. Considered the most important work of Italian literature, the poem has also has enormous historical influence on western literature and...
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by John Donne
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LibriVox 's weekly poetry project for the week of May 27th, 2006: Death Be Not Proud , by John Donne. This week we're marking the American Memorial Day with eleven readings of a John Donne poem. Memorial Day was conceived as a time to remember military men and women who had lost their lives in war. Kings and presidents come and go and some of the reasons that wars have come about are now lost from memory or are obscured in our history texts. A consistent aspect of war is that those who fight...
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of November 20th, 2005: The Cow, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by: Chris Vee Cori Samuel Fargo Penneau (age 8) Henry Frigon (age 10) Hugh McGuire Jean O'Sullivan Kristen McQuillan Kara Shallenberg Peter Yearsley Mark Bradford Sean Randall On this page you'll find two more versions, read by: Grace Bush (age 6) and Brad Bush And on this page , you'll find yet another version, read by Osmia. For further information, including links to online text,...
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by World English Bible
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LibriVox 's weekly poetry project for the week of April 9, 2006: Psalms from the World English Bible . To celebrate Easter, LibriVox volunteers bring you nine different recordings of various psalms from the World English Bible . This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 9th, 2006. (Summary by Annie Coleman) For information about our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/psalms-selections-from-the-world-english-bible-translation/ For more free audiobooks, or to find...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 018: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-018/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (11mb)
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 004: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-004/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (23mb)
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by E. Pauline Johnson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Fire-Flowers by E. Pauline Johnson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for August 18, 2013. Read in English by Laurie Anne Walden; Lee Ann Howlett; Ruth Golding; David Lawrence; ravenotation; Jason Mills; Diana Majlinger; Jannie Meisberger; Leonard Wilson; Julia Niedermaier; ashleighjane; fshort; WoollyBee; Claudia Salto; Zaineb; Larry Wilson; Gman Fire-Flowers is taken from the book, Flint and Feather: Collected Verse by E. Pauline Johnson....
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by Lewis Carroll
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Librivox recording of The Hunting of the Snark, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Robert Garrison . For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (13MB)
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Three Hundred Tang Poems, Volume 2, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the authors, the titles in English and the LibriVox readers. There are also links to the texts in Chinese and English. Compiled around 1763, 'Three Hundred Tang Poems' is the standard collection of the poetic art of the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907). Volume Two includes the styles 古言七诗 'seven character ancient verse' (poems 46 to 73) and 古乐府 'ancient folk-song...
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by Vergilius Maro, Publius
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LibriVox recording of Vergil's Aeneid, translated by John Dryden, and read by LibriVox volunteers. The Aeneid is a Latin epic written by Virgil in the 1st century BC that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas' wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half treats the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and...
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by Joaquin Miller
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This week, to celebrate Columbus Day, LibriVox volunteers bring you six recordings of Columbus by Joaquin Miller. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 8th, 2006. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/columbus-by-joaquin-miller/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (7MB)
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by Giovanni Pascoli
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LibriVox recording of "Myricae" by Giovanni Pascoli, read by Sergio Baldelli. Myricae, è la raccolta di poesie più amata dal Pascoli. [...] Nel 1903, la raccolta definitiva comprendeva 156 liriche del poeta. I componimenti in esso raccolti sono dedicati al ciclo delle stagioni, al lavoro dei campi e alla vita contadina. Il titolo indica la modestia e la semplicità della poetica. Le myricae, le umili tamerici, diventano un simbolo delle tematiche del Pascoli ed evocano riflessioni...
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Arctura. Beloved by many generations of children, A Child's Garden of Verses is a beautiful collection of children's poetry. Sometimes thoughtful, sometimes whimsical, but always fun. (Summary by Arctura) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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by Various
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In LibriVox 's Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the authors and the LibriVox readers, and has links to the texts. For more information on LibriVox, or to volunteer, please see: http://librivox.org/ Download M4B (18MB)
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by Various; Jane Eliza Coolidge Chapman
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LibriVox recording of Easter Hymns by Various; Jane Eliza Coolidge Chapman. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Michelle Grebe; Padre; Bruce Kachuk; Eva Davis; Ezwa; heart2voice2heart; dwlds; Cyndy Lockwood, Brooks & Co. Have nearly ready the volume of “Easter Hymns” selected by Miss J.E.C. Chapman, an accomplished lady of Boston, and introduced by a note from her uncle, Rev. Dr. J.I.T. Coolidge. The hymns are excellently chosen, and the volume will be brought out in tasteful style. It...
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by William Shakespeare
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Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of November 27, 2005: Sonnet 23 by William Shakespeare. Read by: Annie Cori Samuel Gord MacKenzie Hugh McGuire Kristen McQuillin Kara Shallenberg Mtl3p Scott Monroe For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks and to find out how to become a volunteer reader, please visit Librivox ....
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by Helen Hunt Jackson
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LibriVox recording of A Calendar of Sonnets , by Helen Hunt Jackson. Read by Laura Fox Helen Hunt Jackson is probably most famous for her work on behalf of Native Americans' rights. However, this short volume presents a sonnet for each month of the year, devoted simply and beautifully to the shifting wonder of nature through the seasons. (Summary by Laura Fox) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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by James Joyce
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Chamber Music is a collection of poems by James Joyce, first published in May of 1907. The collection originally comprised thirty-four love poems, but two further poems were added before publication ("All day I hear the noise of waters" and "I hear an army charging upon the land"). Although the poems did not sell well, they received some critical acclaim. Ezra Pound admired the "delicate temperament" of these early poems, while Yeats described "I hear an army...
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by Walt Whitman
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Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of December 4, 2005: A Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman (from Leaves of Grass, Book 30). For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/a-noiseless-patient-spider-by-walt-whitman/ For more free audiobooks in the public domain, and to find out how to become a volunteer reader, please visit Librivox . Download M4B (5MB)
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 019 by Various. Read in German by Eva K.; Julia Niedermaier; Pamela Nagami; Sebastian Scharnagl; Hokuspokus; Boris Eine Sammlung von 20 deutschen Gedichten für LibriVox. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 166 by Various. This is a collection of 36 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for March 2017. It includes: Brennu-Njáls saga: The Woof Of War from Chapter 156, by Unknown A College Breakfast Party, by George Eliot Dirge from Cymbaline (Act 4, Scene 2), by William Shakespeare The Dryad, by William Wilfred Campbell Egil’s saga: Sona Torrek (Son’s Loss) from Chapter 81, by Unknown Eurydice to Orpheus, by Robert Browning Farewell, My...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 009: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-009/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (20mb)
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by William Shakespeare
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Librivox 's weekly poetry project for the week of March 5, 2006: Sonnet 130 , by William Shakespeare. LibriVox volunteers bring you seventeen different readings of Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 . This sonnet offers a look into the Elizabethan ideal of womanly beauty, then turns it on its head with wry realism. Then, as now, real beauty is inside. (Summary by Fox in the Stars) For information about our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/sonnet-130-by-william-shakespeare/ For more free...
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by John McCrae
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LibriVox recording of In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae. All recordings made on November 11, 2005, by: - Kristen McQuillim (Tokyo, Japan) - mtl3p (Montreal, Quebec) -Gord Mackenzie (Detroit, Michigan) - Randomdad - Squiddhartha (Longmont, Colorado) - Kara Shallenberg (San Diego, Califronia) - Hugh McGuire (Montreal, Quebec) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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by T. S. Eliot
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Librivox recording of The Waste Land, by T. S. Eliot. Read by Basil Munroe Godevenos The Waste Land is a highly influential 433-line modernist poem by T. S. Eliot. It is perhaps the most famous and most written-about long poem of the 20th century, dealing with the decline of civilization and the impossibility of recovering meaning in life. Despite the alleged obscurity of the poem, its shifts between satire and prophecy, its abrupt and unannounced changes of speaker, location and time, its...
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by Tomás de Iriarte
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LibriVox recording of Fábulas literarias by Tomás de Iriarte. Read in Spanish by Catherine Grissom; Pamela Nagami; Mongope; mariemdover; jrodzg; YasmineHaggag; Joyfull; Anusha Iyer; crecente; Luis Alberto Martín; Judith Vainman; Mayah Las Fábulas literarias es la obra más conocida del fabulista Tomás de Iriarte. Consiste en una colección de poemas satíricas y morales escritas con una estética definitivamente neoclásica. Según la Advertencia del editor (en la edición de 1782):...
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by Various
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Compilation de poèmes - 001 d'auteurs divers. Lus pour Librivox par Ashley Candland, Caroline Sophie, Ezwa, Frédéric, Kalynda, Michel et Nadine Eckert-Boulet. Cette compilation comprend une série de poèmes lus, en langue française, pour LibriVox. (Ezwa) Pour obtenir d'autres renseignements, notamment sur le texte en ligne, la lectrice, les flux RSS, la jaquette de CD et les autres formats éventuellement disponibles, rendez-vous sur la page de ce livre audio dans le catalogue de LibriVox....
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by Walt Whitman
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Librivox 's weekly poetry project for the week of February 19, 2006: O Captain! My Captain! , by Walt Whitman. In honor of President's Day, LibriVox brings you thirteen versions of O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman. This classic poem was written by Whitman following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It appears in Leaves of Grass , Whitman's masterpiece of a poetry collection and is considered by many to be one of his greatest poems. This was the LibriVox Weekly Poetry Project for the...
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LibriVox recording of Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 12, Jan. 20, 1880. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Harper's Young People was an illustrated weekly publication for children containing delightful serialized stories, short stories, fiction and nonfiction, poetry, craft projects and more. This 12th issue of the serial, published on January 20, 1880, features stories of narrow escapes and rescues, new friendships, enchanted timepieces, arctic wildlife, archaeological discoveries,...
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LibriVox recording of Multilingual Short Works Collection 018 - Poetry & Prose by Various. Read in English by Mayah; BeniaminoMassimo; Linda Olsen Fitak; Laurette; alanmapstone; lorda; ozdefir; Sonia; Livia F.; KendalRigans; Wolfgang Bas This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. 01 - Brazilian portuguese - Fulano in Historias sem Data key words:...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 007: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-007/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (17mb)
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 025: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-025/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (14mb)
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by William Wordsworth
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Librivox recording of "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth. This was the weekly poetry project for 14 May 2006. Spring's flowers come and go all too quickly, but Wordsworth's classic poem reminds us that their blessings last. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader,...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 011: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-011/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (16mb)
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by Adelaide Crapsey
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To The Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My Window by Adelaide Crapsey. This was a Holloween Poetry project for October 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chase Landkamer; ClaudiaSterngucker; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Garth Burton; Ian King; MaryAnn; mnlopez; Nemo; Patrick Wallace; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Her death was tragic. Full of the desire of life she yet was forced to go, leaving her work all unfinished. Her last year...
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by Charles Maurice Stebbins
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LibriVox recording of Christmas Eve, and other Poems by Charles Maurice Stebbins. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Nemo; Emma Charlotte; Linda Olsen Fitak; Monica Washington; Jack Albert This is a collection of poems by C. Maurice Stebbins. The titular poem is a Christmas poem, but it is dark and somber in tone. The following shorter pieces are very varied, making for a beautiful little collection. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 021: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-021/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (15mb)
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 047: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-047/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (13MB)
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by Lucy Larcom
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LibriVox recording of Easter Gleams by Lucy Larcom. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Larry Wilson; Phil Chenevert This is a collection of Easter poems by Lucy Larcom. The poems cover the entire circle of religious holidays, customs, and bible verses around Easter. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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LibriVox recording of The Song of Hiawatha, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read by Peter Yearsley I sing the Song of Hiawatha, Brave of heart and strong of arm. Daughter's son of old Nokomis, Fathered by the harsh West Wind. With its regular, beating rhythm, the Song of Hiawatha has often been parodied, but in truth, it is a powerful, emotional epic; a hero's life, his loves and suffering. The legends and traditions of the North American Indian swirl together through the tale like a mountain...
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by Charlton Miner Lewis
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LibriVox , public domain recording of Charlton Miner Lewis' Gawayne and the Green Knight recorded by Betsie Bush. Charlton Miner Lewis’ version of Gawayne and the Green Knight , a late 14th century alliterative romance, is written in modern language telling the story of the Green Knight’s challenge to Gawayne, and the romance between Sir Gawayne and Lady Elfinhart. The name Gawayne is often also spelled Gawain. (Summary by Betsie Bush) For more information or to volunteer, please visit...
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LibriVox recording of The Dial, May 1920 by Various. Read in English by VfkaBT. An example of one of the leading literary magazines of the early 20th Century. Poetry by e.e. cummings and Louise Bryant (aka Mrs. John Reed, of "Reds" fame), a short story by Sherwood Anderson, a memoir of the late poet James Flecker, theater and book reviews by Gilbert Seldes, and other critical works. (Summary by Matt Pierard) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Librivox recording of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner , by Samual Taylor Coleridge. Read by Kristin Luoma . For killing an albatross, the mariner and his crew are punished with drought and death. Amidst a series of supernatural events, the mariners life alone is spared and he repents, but he must wander the earth and tell his tale with the lesson that "all things great and small" are important. (Summary written by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Frances E. W. Harper
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Crocuses by Frances E. W. Harper. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  April 8, 2018. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; CoMo290; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Eva Staes; Greg Giordano; Kirsten Bradby; Larry Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Michele Fry;  Phil Schempf; RajVO; Scotty Smith; Tom Daley; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was an African-American abolitionist, suffragist, poet and author. She was also...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 015: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-015/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (10mb)
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by Robert Williams Wood
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Librivox recording of How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers by Robert Williams Wood. Read by Andrea L. How do you tell apart a parrot from a carrot? A plover from a clover? A bay from a jay? Although there are several ways of differentiating, R. W. Wood's use of pun and rhyme is one of the most entertaining! (Summary by Andrea L.) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page Download...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 010: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-010/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (24mb)
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LibriVox recording of 30 American Poems, by various authors. Read by Bellona Times. This is a sequel of sorts to 37 American Poems, one of my first solos. Concentration here is on late 19th to early 20th Century works by US poets. (Summary by Bellona Times) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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by Otfried Krzyzanowski
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LibriVox recording of Unser täglich Gift by Otfried Krzyzanowski. Read in German by Linda Olsen Fitak; lorda; Tabea; Franziska Paul; Sonia; Minella Dies ist ein Gedichtband des bekannten Wiener Bohème Otfried Krzyzanowski. Krzyzanowski war ein Lebenskünstler, der sich in den Wiener Kaffeehäusern und zwischen verschiedenen literarischen Gruppen treiben ließ. Dies ging aber nur zu einem gewissen Grade gut, Krzyzanowski stirbt 1918 in bitterer Armut an Entkräftung durch Hunger. Sein...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 012: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-012/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (15mb)
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by Guido Gozzano
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LibriVox recording of I Colloqui by Guido Gozzano. Read by Sergio Baldelli. Abbandonati gli studi giuridici nel 1908 [Gozzano] si dedica completamente alla poesia e nel 1911 pubblica il suo più importante libro, I colloqui , i cui componimenti sono divisi, secondo un progetto ben preciso, in tre sezioni: Il giovenile errore , Alle soglie , Il reduce . Il successo avuto con I colloqui valse a Gozzano una grande richiesta di collaborazione giornalistica con importanti riviste e quotidiani, come...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you nine different recordings of Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven , by William Butler Yeats. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of December 10th, 2006. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/aedh-wishes-for-the-cloths-of-heaven-by-william-butler-yeats/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (4MB)
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by Mirza Ghalib
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LibriVox recording of Selected Ghazals of Ghalib, by Mirza Ghalib. Read by Ahkam. Mirza Ghalib, full name Mirza Asadullah Khan Beig, pen name ‘Ghalib’ (1797-1869) was a famous Urdu- and Persian-language poet of India. He is best known for his lyrical and spiritual ghazals. Ghazal is a form of poetry in couplets. In a ghazal, each couplet is self-contained and generally unconnected with the next. Ghalib was born in Agra, in northern India, and was raised by his uncle. Ghalib had no formal...
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by Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Phantasmagoria and other poems by Lewis Carroll. Read in English by Rosslyn Carlyle. This is a collection of numerous lesser known poems by Lewis Carroll, with a tendency towards entertaining nonsense verses and unusual approaches to subject matter. Some of the poems are rather meta or introspective in content. Overall, this is a light-hearted book of poetry which is comparatively accessible compared to other classic poetry. ( Rosslyn Carlyle) For further information,...
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by Edmund Spenser
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LibriVox recording of The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland Spenser planned a 24-book romance-epic consisting of two parts, of which he completed half of the first. The first twelve books were to illustrate the development of virtues within the individual soul, and the second twelve were to depict the application of these moral virtues to remedying evils that afflict the world. Each of the first set of quests was to begin at the court of the Fairy Queen,...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 008: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-008/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (17mb)
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 005: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-005/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (22mb)
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by Luís Vaz de Camões
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LibriVox recording in Portuguese of Os Lusíadas, by Luís Vaz de Camões. Read by zaaf. Camões (1524-1580) é o maior poeta da nossa língua, e Os Lusíadas a sua obra maior. Publicada em 1572, é poema épico em dez cantos, narrando os feitos dos Portugueses em suas guerras e descobertas marítimas, em uma visão maravilhosa e exaltada, grandiosa e de comovente patriotismo. Apesar das barreiras que se põem ao leitor moderno, as referências mitológicas às vezes recônditas, as menções a...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Irish Poetry, part I by Various. (Translated by Alfred Perceval Graves.) Read in English by Ellies; elizabethcanright; ChadH94; Sonia; Stefan Von Blon; Colleen McMahon; rumpledpoetry; Anita Sloma-Martinez; Stefan D'Souza; Blake Johnson; locturne; Nemo; Kudrna; Kristine Bekere; Larry Wilson; pattymarie; James White; Haridev Dadhich; Ed; Foon Edited and largely translated into English by Alfred Perceval Graves, this book contains a remarkably large collection of...
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Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 019: a collection of 20 public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-019/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (19mb)
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by Sophia Margaretta Hensley
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Sophia Margaretta Hensley. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Nemo; Tomas Peter; Sonia; Eva Davis This is a volume of early poetry by Sophia Margaretta Hensley. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook (14MB)
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by Aldous Huxley; Edith Sitwell; Osbert Sitwell; Sacheverell Sitwell; Sherard Vines; Alan Porter
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LibriVox recording of Wheels - The Fifth Cycle by Aldous Huxley; Edith Sitwell; Osbert Sitwell; Sacheverell Sitwell; Sherard Vines; Alan Porter. Read in English by Nemo; Algy Pug; Newgatenovelist; Eva Davis The Fifth Cycle of the Wheels poetry anthology was published in 1920 and contains poems by Aldous Huxley, Alan Porter, Leah McTavish Coehn, Geoffrey Cookson, William Kean Seymour, John J. Adams, Sherard Vines, and Osbert, Edith and Sacheverell Sitwell. The book was dedicated to Mrs Arnold...
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by Emily Dickinson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 12, 2013. Despite Dickinson's prolific writing, fewer than a dozen of her poems were published during her lifetime. After her younger sister Lavinia discovered the collection of nearly eighteen hundred poems, Dickinson's first volume was published four years after her death. Until the 1955 publication of Dickinson's Complete Poems by Thomas H. Johnson,...
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LibriVox recording of Multilingual Short Works Collection 019 - Poetry & Prose by Various. Read in Multilingual by Adriana Sacciotto; April6090; Martine; lorda; Algy Pug; Fabiola; Francesco Carzedda; Sonia; Piotr Nater; Livia F.; KendalRigans; Olha Varfolomieieva This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. 01 - Brazilian Portuguese - A Camões - key...
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by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Sonnets from the Portuguese chronicles one of the most famous romances in history. The renowned Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett wrote the sonnet sequence during her courtship by Robert Browning, and later presented them to him as a wedding gift. Robert was astounded by the quality of the poetry, and encouraged her to publish, but Elizabeth objected on the grounds that the content was too personal. At last, Robert prevailed, and Elizabeth published her sonnets.The title of the book comes from a...
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LibriVox recording of romantic poetry This is a collection of romantic poetry for St Valentine's day. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org M4B format available
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by Lord Byron
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LibriVox recording Don Juan, Canto 1, by Byron, George Gordon, 6th Baron Byron. Read by Peter Gallagher . Don Juan is a long narrative poem by Byron, based very loosely on the legend of the evil seducer, Don Juan. The first and second of (eventually) seventeen Cantos composed during Byron's self-imposed exile from England appeared, anonymously, in July 1819 and were greeted with scandal, condemnation, admiration and hilarity. Modern critics generally consider the self-proclamed 'epic', which...
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by William Carlos Williams
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LibriVox recording of Danse Russe , by William Carlos Williams. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/danse-russe-by-william-carlos-williams/ . Williams spent his life as a doctor practicing pediatric medicine in northern New Jersey, a few miles west of New York City. During the work day, between seeing patients, he often dashed off poems on the backs of blank prescription pads that he kept in his pocket. This particular poem was written in just...
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